The latest reaction as uncertainty rages over the next steps.
Latest news, insight and white papers keeping you up to date with Brexit and its legal implications for law firms and companies
The latest reaction as uncertainty rages over the next steps.
Ireland’s pro-business attitude coupled with its common law status and Chapter 11-style restructuring process puts it in a strong position post-Brexit
Just over half of the UK 200 Independents think trading conditions will be tougher in 2018/19 compared to last year, exclusive data from The Lawyer has shown. Brexit is still a significant concern for the UK’s regional and national law firms, ranked 101 to 200 in The Lawyer’s annual chart. In an attitudinal survey, just over half […]
A no-deal Brexit would halve growth in the UK legal sector, according to economic forecasts by the Law Society and Thomson Reuters. Almost £3bn could be lost by 2025 if Britain exits Europe without a deal. The Society’s model, which used data and macroeconomic forecasts from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the IMF […]
With growth in London far from reliable for law firms, is it time for Europe to take more of a leading role?
Paris and the Netherlands are already vying for the attention of international litigants, with both countries due to open international commercial courts later this year. It seems the cogs of Brexit and its consequences for the legal world and our courts are already starting to turn. The government is keen to quash any uncertainty around […]
New data collected by The Lawyer shows that an overwhelming 82 per cent of UK-based lawyers voted to remain in the EU in the referendum. But perhaps the most significant finding of The Lawyer’s survey – if perhaps not a surprising one – is that there appears to be little sign of anyone on either side changing […]
An overwhelming 82 per cent of UK-based lawyers voted to remain in the EU in the referendum, new data collected by The Lawyer reveals.
Is Brexit going to create more work for you and your team as clients get to grips with the new regulatory landscape? Or are you worried that work will dry up? To answer these questions The Lawyer has launched an anonymous survey, which aims to gather thoughts from UK and European lawyers in private practice. […]
As 2016 was hailed the year of disruptive political change at the heart of the Anglo-Saxon world, many expected the political storm to sweep the European continent in 2017 due to the elections in several key countries. But election results in The Netherlands, Germany and France provided a certain level of relief and continuity for the EU […]
Eversheds Sutherland has transferred more solicitors onto the Irish Roll than any other firm, although the rate of admissions has decreased by a third in the first full year after the EU referendum.
Smaller UK firms are bracing for a tough year, with Brexit the main cause of concern for the UK’s regional and independent players, exclusive UK 200 research has shown.
An overwhelming majority of UK firms say they believe trading conditions during the 2017/18 financial year will be tougher this year compared to 2016, data for this year’s UK 200 has revealed.
Interviewing at a firm with a big property practice? Impress your interviewers with your knowledge of these three real estate trends.
This year’s Global Litigation 50 report offers some tantalising glimpses into the future direction of the world’s disputes market, courtesy of the largest litigation and arbitration practices on the planet.
The Government has spent over £1.2m in legal costs during its Article 50 and Article 127 challenges in 2016/17, accounts have revealed.
And Lord Pannick QC was named Barrister of the Year for his work on groundbreaking Brexit case.
By Trudy Feaster-Gee, Richard Jaques, Richard Butterworth The Competition and Markets Authority is due to begin an in-depth market investigation into the UK funeral sector in the New Year. This will involve a detailed review and scrutiny of the sector and include many of its key players. On 29 November 2018, the CMA announced in an interim report […]
By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore In Gertner v CFL Finance Ltd  the Court of Appeal found that there had been a material irregularity at the creditors’ meeting convened to consider the debtor’s IVA proposals. The lender’s breach of the good faith principle between creditors was sufficient to revoke the IVA on grounds of material irregularity.
By Valentina Falicheva A notable trend since Bitcoin gained its popularity has been an incredible rise in the interest in the technology behind Bitcoin known as Blockchain, which is the “thing” which allows cryptocurrencies to function. Some statistics indicate that the global blockchain market is expected to be worth $20 billion in 2024! In this article, […]
By Gordon Harris If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020. This article explores the implications of a no deal Brexit, for IP regimes supporting the UK automotive sector. It explains what would not be […]
By Mark Josselyn Earlier this year the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) found that a corporate respondent was liable for the violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code perpetrated upon the applicant by the personal respondent in the course of his employment, relying upon the analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada in Robichaud v. […]
By Fergus Charlton On 24 July, the government released the long-anticipated revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Setting the emphasis on building new homes, Secretary of State for Communities, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: “Fundamental to building the homes our country needs is ensuring that our planning system is fit for the future.” […]
Much focus has been given of late to gazumping and the potential pitfalls of the Jersey conveyancing process. Thankfully in practice the vast majority of transactions do eventually make it across the line and in most cases, completion occurs within the allocated window agreed through the estate agent at the outset. Gazumping, while a genuine […]
On 19 June 2018, the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India (DoT) finally provided its nod to several key recommendations (Recommendations) made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the Regulatory Framework for Internet Telephony in October 2017. DoT has released a clarification (Clarification) and certain amendments to existing licenses (Amendment), both of […]
By Roman Oleksik From 1 May 2018, employers in Slovakia must comply with the following important new rules: 1. the obligation to disclose the amount of the basic wage component when they advertise job vacancies; and 2. the prohibition to agree on a basic wage component in an amount lower than the advertised basic wage […]
European Competition Law Review provides an update of developments in EU law and the national laws of EU Member States, as well as the other major trading nations for the competition or antitrust lawyer. Issue 5 has contributions from Ana Keri and Piedade Castro e Sousa…
At the Pharmaceutical Forum of the EAEU and CIS countries held in Moscow in late February 2018, the Director of the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEС) said that the full-scale work on registration of medicines using the unified information system of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will start […]
For decades, Germany has been one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK. While the British love to talk about their ‘special relationship’ with the United States, there is now every chance that, in a post-Brexit world, Germany will become the UK’s new priority…